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Department of Education and Training Regional Office, Conference Room 2.1,

64-66 Foster Street

Sale, VIC 3850

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SAFEMinds: In Practice intends to establish SAFEMinds 'Champions' within Department of Education schools across Victoria.

This SAFEMinds: In Practice one day workshop will support local decision makers to become 'Champions' in the use of the NIP it in the bud! early intervention approach and SAFEMinds Toolkit resources including; the SAFEMinds Online materials; and how to incorporate SAFEMinds into their school's existing professional learning and student wellbeing policies and initiatives.

SAFEMinds 'Champions' are drawn from school nominated staff with a responsibility for health, wellbeing and engagement including:

  • Principals/Assistant Principals
  • Student Wellbeing Teams and Coordinators
  • Teachers
  • Year Level Coordinators
  • Primary and Secondary School Nurses (may attend as school-based staff)
  • Student Support Services (may attend as school-based staff)
  • School Counsellors

About SAFEMinds: SAFEMinds is a professional learning and resource package for schools and families that aims to:

  • Enhance early intervention mental health support for children and young people in schools; specifically regarding mild mood disorders and self-harm
  • Increase engagement of parents and carers with schools to more effectively support their child’s mental health; and
  • Develop clear and effective referral pathways between schools and community youth and mental health services.

It provides a suite of online materials for the whole school community including; teachers, school support staff, parents and carers. The package is underpinned by an early intervention approach, NIP it in the bud!

What you need to bring: please ensure you bring your laptop for the day. A SAFEMinds in Practice toolkit will also be provided.

Meal breaks: Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

For further information about utilising SAFEMinds within your school or this training, please get in touch with your regional Department of Education and Training - Professional Practice Leaders.

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